Reasons for our Preference for Ceramic over Metal Bearing — clinical, radiological and biological evidences

  • Jean-Yves Lazennec
  • P. Boyer
  • J. Poupon
  • M. A. Rousseau
  • F. Laude
  • Y. Catonné
  • G. Saillant
Conference paper
Part of the Ceramics in Orthopaedics book series (CIO)


The second generation of metal on metal prosthesis benefited from improvements in industrial manufacturing and optimisation of the articular movement [1-3]. Short term clinical results are promising [4-7]. However concerns remain about radiological and biological aspects [8-14]. The questions surrounding “ideal” articular clearance still haven’t been answered and the influence of the mode of lubrication seems essential today [15-19]. Release of chromium and cobalt from the bearing couple is one of the problems [20-24].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Yves Lazennec
    • 1
  • P. Boyer
  • J. Poupon
  • M. A. Rousseau
  • F. Laude
  • Y. Catonné
  • G. Saillant
  1. 1.Pavillon Gaston CordierGroupe Hospitalier La Pitié SalpetrièreParisFrance

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